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Falcons OC Zac Robinson: Matthew Stafford is ‘the smartest guy I’ve been around’

Zac Robinson rose the ranks within the Los Angeles Rams’ coaching staff since first being hired as the assistant quarterbacks coach in 2019, his first job as an NFL coach. During his time in L.A., he worked closely with Matthew Stafford, who landed with the Rams in a 2021 trade with the Lions.

Robinson and Stafford became a great pairing but this offseason, Robinson left to become the Falcons’ new offensive coordinator on Raheem Morris’ staff. He spoke with reporters on Wednesday and had some effusive praise for Stafford, who he was teammates with in Detroit for 10 months.

Robinson said Stafford is “the smartest guy” he’s been around, even calling him a Hall of Famer.

Stafford is one of the most experienced quarterbacks in the NFL, so hearing Robinson talk about how smart and impressive he is shouldn’t come as a surprise. The Rams have yet to replace Robinson as their quarterbacks coach but whoever they do hire will have the benefit of working with a veteran as talented and smart as Stafford.

Story originally appeared on Rams Wire